MECHANICAL EVALUATION OF EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL FIXATION FOR METACARPAL FRACTURES.

Sadatoshi Kato, Heinrich Strohm, Loren L. Latta, Katsumi Nakamura, Howard Rudnick, Umesh Raturi, William E. Burkhalter

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to provide the clinician with information regarding the rigidity and strength of fixation techniques available for stabilization of metacarpal fractures of varying degrees of inherent stability. It was found that when a simple fracture can be anatomically reduced and compressed with good bone apposition using a compression plate, plating provides the most rigid, stable fixation. For fracture with comminution, segmental loss or inappropriately located for good compression plate fixation, external fixation provides a good alternative mechanically to provide stability to maintain alignment and rigidity to accomplish healing. Double frame configurations provide the greatest rigidity and strength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Bioengineering
EditorsN.A. Langrana
PublisherASME
Pages151
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1985

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Rigidity
Comminution
Plating
Bone
Stabilization

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Kato, S., Strohm, H., Latta, L. L., Nakamura, K., Rudnick, H., Raturi, U., & Burkhalter, W. E. (1985). MECHANICAL EVALUATION OF EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL FIXATION FOR METACARPAL FRACTURES. In N. A. Langrana (Ed.), Advances in Bioengineering (pp. 151). ASME.

MECHANICAL EVALUATION OF EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL FIXATION FOR METACARPAL FRACTURES. / Kato, Sadatoshi; Strohm, Heinrich; Latta, Loren L.; Nakamura, Katsumi; Rudnick, Howard; Raturi, Umesh; Burkhalter, William E.

Advances in Bioengineering. ed. / N.A. Langrana. ASME, 1985. p. 151.

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Kato, S, Strohm, H, Latta, LL, Nakamura, K, Rudnick, H, Raturi, U & Burkhalter, WE 1985, MECHANICAL EVALUATION OF EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL FIXATION FOR METACARPAL FRACTURES. in NA Langrana (ed.), Advances in Bioengineering. ASME, pp. 151.
Kato S, Strohm H, Latta LL, Nakamura K, Rudnick H, Raturi U et al. MECHANICAL EVALUATION OF EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL FIXATION FOR METACARPAL FRACTURES. In Langrana NA, editor, Advances in Bioengineering. ASME. 1985. p. 151
Kato, Sadatoshi ; Strohm, Heinrich ; Latta, Loren L. ; Nakamura, Katsumi ; Rudnick, Howard ; Raturi, Umesh ; Burkhalter, William E. / MECHANICAL EVALUATION OF EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL FIXATION FOR METACARPAL FRACTURES. Advances in Bioengineering. editor / N.A. Langrana. ASME, 1985. pp. 151
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